Looking to win big? The Rebels and Gamecocks face off at 6:30 ET on SECN. The Gamecocks are hosting the game at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, SC. This Southeastern conference matchup has an over/under of 138 points, and South Carolina is favored to win by -4.5 at home vs. Ole Miss.
OLE MISS REBELS VS SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS BETTING PICK
The Pick: South Carolina Gamecocks -4.5
This game will be played at Colonial Life Arena at 6:30 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.
WHY BET THE SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Gamecocks.
- Not only will South Carolina pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 138 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.
Is a Road Win Possible for the Rebels?
Despite being the underdog, Ole Miss has been a perfect 15-0 when favored this season. They are currently 18-4 overall and 5-4 in Southeastern Conference play. Their non-conference record is 13-0.
On the road, the Rebels have gone 4-3 this season, and their average scoring margin is -5.0 points per game. For the year, their average scoring differential is +10.1 points per game.
As the underdog, Ole Miss has gone 3-4 vs. the spread this season and they are 12-10 overall. On the road, the Rebels are 3-4 vs. the spread and their last 10 underdog ATS record is 4-6.
So far this season, the over/under record for Ole Miss games is 13-9. The average over/under line in their games is 142.3 and the average scoring total is 148.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 158 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.
The Ole Miss offense is coming off a game in which they scored 77 points vs. Auburn. Overall their field goal percentage was 45.2% while connecting on 8 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Rebels offense has been good from outside, hitting 38% of their three-pointers on an average of 20.1 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.
At this time, the Rebels’ defense is positioned 156th in the country, permitting 71.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Ole Miss’ defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 32.6% this season.
Pressure Builds for South Carolina as Home Favorites
South Carolina is a 4.5-point favorite for today’s game against Ole Miss. The Gamecocks are 19-3 overall and have won five straight games. They have gone 7-2 in Southeastern Conference play and 12-1 in non-conference action.
At home, South Carolina has gone 13-1 this season, and they have won two straight games at home. On the year, they have been favored in 12 games, going 11-1 in those contests.
South Carolina has been solid against the spread this season, posting a mark of 17-5. Their home ATS record is 10-4 and they have gone 8-4 vs. the spread when favored this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Gamecocks are 7-3 vs. the spread.
This season, South Carolina’s over/under record is 10-12. So far, their games have averaged 136.8 points compared to an average over/under line of 140.5, resulting in an average margin of -3.7 points. Today’s over/under line of 138 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 with an average scoring total of 130 points.
The South Carolina offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Georgia. Overall their field goal percentage was 51.8% while connecting on 7 threes. The top scorer for the Gamecocks was Collin Murray-Boyles with 16 points, while Josh Gray also chipped in with 15 points.
So far this season, the South Carolina defense has been performing well, ranking 20th in the country at 64.1 points allowed per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 5.9 threes per game vs. Ole Miss. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.3%.